Recall news

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Posted: Feb 02, 2012 9:18 PM
Recall news

The following recalls have been announced:

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OVERARCHING FLOOR LAMPS

DETAILS: Floor lamps imported by West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc. of San Francisco; sold at West Elm retail stores nationwide, West Elm catalogs and http://www.westelm.com from March 2011 through November 2011 for about $250. The floor lamps were manufactured in China.

WHY: A short circuit can occur in the lamp's wiring, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: At least 39 reports of short circuits in the lamp, including three reports of shock, one report of a minor burn to a consumer's finger and two reports of minor property damage.

HOW MANY: About 5,750.

FOR MORE: Contact West Elm toll-free at 1-855-236-1941 between 7 a.m. and midnight EST seven days a week, or visit the company's website at http://www.westelm.com.

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FAX MACHINES

DETAILS: HP 1040 and 1050 fax machines were imported by Hewlett-Packard Co. of Palo Alto, Calif.; sold at electronics, computer and camera stores nationwide, and online at http://www.shopping.hp.com and other websites from November 2004 through December 2011 for between $90 and $120. The fax machines were manufactured in China.

WHY: The fax machines can overheat due to an internal electrical component failure, posing fire and burn hazards.

INCIDENTS: Seven reports of fax machines overheating and catching fire, resulting in property damage, including one instance of significant property damage and one instance of a minor burn injury to a consumer's finger. Six incidents were reported in the U.S. and one in Canada.

HOW MANY: About 928,000 in the U.S. and 240,000 in Canada and Mexico.

FOR MORE: Contact HP toll-free at 1-888-654-9296 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at http://www.hp.com/go/faxrecall/US-en.


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